Abdoul Abdouraguimov is scheduled to headline the main event of the first International mixed martial arts events taking place in Pakistan. Brave 17 will be hosted on 27th October in Lahore, Pakistan. Abdouraguimov is undefeated in his professional career with eight wins and a no-contest. Abdouraguimov is also a French national champion of Brazilian jiu-jitsu in the brown belt category. He made his debut at Brave 14 hosted in Tangier, Morocco where he face American Kickboxing champion, Sidney Wheeler. Abdoul currently resides and trains at Nantes, France.
Abdouraguimov inflicted the first promotional loss for Wheeler. The French-Dagestani athlete went to TKO Wheeler by ground and pound in the very first round to secure his first win in Brave Combat Federation. Abdoul will be competing against Rodrigo Cavalheiro from Brazil who has a record of 22 wins and 7 losses in his professional career and had fought in promotions including Titan FC, Bellator and KSW. 17 out of 22 wins for Cavalheiro came by way of knockouts including his two knockouts in his both appearances at Brave Combat Federation. Cavalheiro is the only fighter other than Ben Askren to inflict a knockout to Karl Amoussou.
The main event is critical to identify the potential contender for the welterweight division which is currently headed by the champion from Jordan, Jarrah Al Selawe. The bout will take place in the welterweight division. In the co-main event, Jeremy Pacatiw from Team Lakay, Philippines will face Uloomi Karim from Team Fight Fortress, Pakistan. Brave 17 will be followed up with Brave International Combat Week 2018 in the Kingdom of Bahrain taking place between 11th-18th of November which also showcases IMMAF World Championships 2018.